By Maleka Fruean
It’s the little things in life, right? That’s definitely what my kids think, especially after a long day at school. They’re tired. They’re jumpy. They’re hungry. And sometimes, they come home with an immediate bad attitude. After weeks of frustrating behavior right after school, and some challenging behavior in school, I came up with an idea that has morphed into Afterschool Snack Surprise. If they show kindness in and out of school, the surprise awaits. We eat pretty healthy food, but afterschool snack surprise is not always that. It’s just fun. It’s always a surprise and usually inexpensive. Need some easy reward ideas for your family? Here’s a list of Northwest Philly and beyond snack ideas. These are places I’ve come up with after months of through research (Read: everyone is driving me crazy and I want chocolate and/or salt myself). Folks, I have Googled the phrase “Snacks in Philadelphia.” I’m not fooling around.
In Northwest Philly S’mores bars at Night Kitchen Bakery in Chestnut Hill we had hot chocolates with homemade peppermint marshmallows and smores bars here one particularly tough afternoon. It was like a little chocolate oasis. Plus you can sit next to the TV screen they have set up to watch the bakers in the other room creating cakes and other goodies.